February 29, 2012 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #602300
If your driving locally and see your overweight neighbor or friend walking, is it a bigger mitzvah to offer him a ride or to let him walk and get some exercise?February 29, 2012 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm #856738
It is a b’pheirush machlokes between penina and elkana.March 1, 2012 12:14 am at 12:14 am #856739squeakParticipant
lol popa, quality response!March 1, 2012 12:36 am at 12:36 am #856740
thanks!March 1, 2012 2:50 am at 2:50 am #856741
What are you referencing?March 1, 2012 5:40 am at 5:40 am #856742
Although I worded the OP semi-seriously (by including a reference to overweight), the question is a relevant one. Sometimes I offer a rov a ride, and his rebbetzin discourages him from accepting since she wants him to gain the health benefits of walking. (He is not overweight but he is elderly.)
So, often, when seeing someone enjoying a walk to the commercial avenue, in the same direction I am headed, I wonder if I am helping or hindering by offering a ride. (And if I ask, he may be reluctant to decline even if he’d prefer to walk.)March 1, 2012 6:05 am at 6:05 am #856743moreMember
“azoiv ta’zoiv imo” help them with their load! 😉March 1, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm #856744Shticky GuyParticipant
popa very smart LOL. The difference would be whether the person realizes why you did not offer.
The OPs case is the same as offering a match to a smoker; is it better you that do or should you pretend you do not have. Which is really to their benefit?March 1, 2012 1:32 pm at 1:32 pm #856745squeakParticipant
Imo does not mean load, it means ‘his mother’. So I don’t think that applies here (unless chubby’s mother is carrying him).March 1, 2012 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #856746blinkyParticipant
What if its raining, or you know he is in a hurry, or hes holding heavy bags would you not offer him a ride?
In my opinion its not your place to judge. Offer him the ride, get the mitzvah and let him choose whether he will take it or not.March 1, 2012 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm #856747
Imo does not mean load, it means ‘his mother’.
I thought it was an emu. You should help his emu.
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